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The inaugural KZN Summer Series, in conjunction with the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Sport and Recreation and Msunduzi Municipality, will see some of the world’s greatest women’s cycling teams compete in two separate UCI 1.2 women-only races on Wednesday 16 and Thursday 17 November 2016. International team, Bizkaia-Durango will be one of those teams taking part, with a special link to South Africa already.

RoadCover professional Willie Smit broke away on the Hekpoort climb to solo to an impressive victory in the Bestmed Satellite Classic 106km road cycling race at Saloon Route 66 near Hartbeespoort Dam in North West today.

RoadCover professional Willie Smit has identified the Hekpoort climb as a critical stage to push for victory when the Bestmed Satellite Classic road cycling race takes place near Hartbeespoort Dam in North West on October 22.


Today Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka will be racing the UCI 1.1 Paris-Bourges. The 190km French event starts in Gien and ends in Bourges after meandering its way through the countryside of Cher.

Providing a premium experience for the riders is at the heart of the Bestmed Satellite Classic road race and there will be tangible evidence of that this year with an improved starting and finishing area.

The ladies started the 104km Pennypinchers Cape Town Cycle Tour qualifier race with the men in the Open Licensed Group on a very sunny, beautiful and windless morning. The race immediately started with a very high pace and the bunch was broken into smaller groups within the first 5 kilometers of the race on the Cango Caves road as Telkom, Giant and Aurecon riders set a very hard pace.

The final stage of the Cape Pioneer Trek international mountain bike stage race took place on Saturday. Fittingly, Gawie Combrinck and Nico Bell won the short 57km leg from Chandelier Game Reserve to Oudtshoorn, sealing overall victory in the process. But there were major upsets behind them as the final podium was given a late shuffle.

Exciting young mountain biking talent, Reinhard Zellhuber capped off an unforgettable 2016 cycling season by claiming a third consecutive Ashburton National MTB Series title over the weekend, bringing down the curtain on his Junior years of racing in emphatic style.

The conditions at the start of the 2016 Grindrod Bank Berg & Bush were cool. The riding from the elite bunch, though, was scorching hot. Setting the scintillating pace was one of the strongest pro fields ever assembled at the Berg & Bush Descent.

Dylan Rebello and Yolande de Villiers raced to victories in the men’s and women’s categories in the Ladismith Cheese 7Weekspoort mountain bike challenge on Saturday the 1st of October.

The 2016 edition of the Grindrod Bank Berg & Bush Descent promises to be one of the most fiercely contested stage races on this year’s South African MTB calendar. Thanks to a growing reputation as the local mountain bike stage race with the most gees, the event has been able to assemble a stellar elite field. This October the cream of the local MTB crop will be rising, and dropping, and rising, and dropping around the Drakensberg.

Amanzimtoti training partners Brennan Anderson and Hendrik Bester are looking forward to making their debut appearance at the Fedauto Sani Dragon in association with Mortimer Toyota when this year’s race takes place on Friday 30 September and Saturday 1 October.

Cycling South Africa, in conjunction with KwaZulu-Natal Department of Sport and Recreation, will be hosting the National Cycling Indaba in KwaZulu-Natal on Thursday 27 and Friday 28 October 2016 at the Garden Court Marine Parade in Durban.

On Wednesday 16 and Thursday 17 November, the 2016 KwaZulu-Natal Summer Series heads to the province, with 16 local and international teams all confirmed to be taking part. Cycling South Africas Women's Commission Director and Time Freight eTeam manager, Lise Olivier, says that the team is thrilled to be a part of the two UCI 1.2 women-only races - a first for the country and continent.

The 2016 UCI World Gran Fondo World Championships took place in Perth, Australia from 1-4 September. South Africa’s Deno van Heerden brought home the gold medal after he claimed the victory in the Men’s 35-39 Road Race.

The 2016 UCI Track Cycling World Masters Championships will be taking place this year at the Manchester Velodrome, Great Britain, from 1-8 October. Track enthusiasts that will be going over to represent South Africa are looking forward to their trip next week, and hope to return with promising results. Some of these riders are first-timers to a World Championship, and some, such as World Champion Ilna Lemmer, return to battle it out with some of the best in the world once again.

As the Rio 2016 Olympic Games curtain drew to a close, cyclists Kyle Dodd (BMX), James Reid and Alan Hatherly (both MTB) reflected on the jubilation, the pain and experiences of a lifetime.

The Interprovincial Youth Festival will take place this year in Oudtshoorn in the Western Cape from 2-5 October 2016. Race organisers are expecting a great turnout from all nine provinces.

Images from the 2016 Amashova Durban Classic.

Images from the Wilro Lions Cycle Challenge that took place at the Tarlton Raceway.

Images from the 2016 Rand Water Race for Victory.

Images from the interclub criterium held at Nasrec.

Images from the Wattbike challenge held at Monte Casino.

Images from the 2016 Tour Durban. Bradley Potgieter won the men's event and Lise Olivier won the women's event.

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